Latin American Alfajores - Caramel Cookies
Alfajores are a traditional dulce de leche sandwich cookie found in many Latin American countries. These cookies typically made of flour, honey, and nuts can be found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Southern Brazil, Southern France, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela. These butter cookie sandwiches with a dulce de leche filling are divine! Caramelizing sweetened condensed milk gives the filling richness, and rolling the finished sandwich cookies in coconut and nuts makes them pretty.
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What you need
How to prepare
Heat the oven to 350°F 10 minutes before preparation.
In a bowl place the wheat flour together with the cornstarch and the margarine cut into cubes, rub the ingredients with your hands until they form a sandy texture.
Add the LA LECHERA® CONDENSED MILK, the egg, the vanilla essence and knead but not too much until you achieve a homogeneous texture.
Place the dough on a floured counter, with a rolling pin spread to 1/2 centimeter thick, then with a small round cutter cut circles separating in pairs.
Place on a tray and bake at 350°F for 12 minutes, then remove and let cool.
When the cookies are cold, with the help of a teaspoon, spread one of the sides with arequipe, paste with the other side, spread the edges a little and roll in dehydrated coconut to adhere.